Appleton, Wisconsin, a city of just over 70,000 in the northeastern section of the state, is at the center of the Fox Cities. The Fox Cities, a cluster of 18 cities, villages, and towns along the Fox River with a combined population of more than 220,000, is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the state and has consistently been named one of the best medium-size metropolitan areas in the nation, based on quality-of-life indicators.
By car, Appleton is 30 minutes south of Green Bay, 90 minutes north of Milwaukee, two hours from Madison, three hours from Chicago and five and one-half hours east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The Outagamie County Regional Airport is five miles from campus and is served by United Express via Chicago; Comair (Delta) via Atlanta, Detroit, and Minneapolis/St. Paul; and Allegiant Air via Las Vegas and Orlando.